Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I survived

I finished the half marathon. Faster than I thought I would actually. I finished in 3:36, which is super awesome for me. I had a running buddy that helped keep me going. I jogged more than I anticipated. I only thought I was going to die a few times, but kicked myself in the arse and kept going.

It was a great day. I was super sore for about four days after, but it was worth it, Just to know I finished. And I WASN"T last!!! I was 6th in my age group. There weren't very many in my group, but still.

Till next time.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The countdown begins

I signed up for another half marathon in April. April 4th to be exact. Three weeks from today I will be running, jogging, walking my way through 13.1 miles. Mostly walking I'm sure since my school schedule has left me no time to train or get ready. I will push through the pain, the blood sweat and most definitely tears, just to get to that finish line.
I am up several pounds since the last half I ran and I know that will make a huge impact on my endurance. But the organizers have graciously allowed me to start up to an hour before the race officially begins. Helz yah!
So my countdown begins.. 21 days..
Let's do this!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Not losing, but still pluggin along

I haven't really been motivated to lose since school got serious. I know I shouldn't use that as an excuse, but it isn't much of a priority right now. I figure I have a few months left then I can hit it hard and lose my flub once and for all.
A great motivator is seeing all of the amazing posts from everyone that have been working so hard and actually losing. I am living through you. For real.
I am signed up to "run" a half marathon in April. The 4th. I have not prepared at all. I will probably fall on my face halfway through, But if I have to crawl to the finish line, I will get there.
One great thing, they are allowing some of us, ah hem, slower folks... start early. Up to an hour early! Shiz balls! Hooray for me! So.. maybe, just maybe, I won't be the last one across the line.
Fist pump
I am still in major pain every day, but keep pushing myself to get through, knowing there is an end. and my bed in sight.
I downloaded a cute little app, plant nanny or something like that.. that reminds you to "water your plant" meaning yourself. I keep forgetting, and my plant dies.
I really need to work on water.
And getting ready for my 13.1.
If only I could hook my laptop and all my books up somehow so I can "run" with them.
I say "run" because turtles in quicksand are faster than me running.
There you have it.
Life in a nutshell.
Oh and as far as no soda goes.. fail. fail. fail. I made it two days. Boo.

Friday, February 6, 2015

I'm a quitter!

Of diet soda that is. I generally drink at least a liter or two of diet soda every day. Yes, I have a problem.
Sitting here, on my couch, when I should be doing homework, Dr Oz is on and his segment today is about diet soda. It's kinda freaking me out. So, I google. Diet Soda. Research says drinkers of diet soda have larger waists, risk for diabetes, and so much more. I switched to diet years ago thinking that it will help me lose weight. It hasn't. Shocker!  I know artificial sweeteners are bad for me. I KNOW this. Being the addicted to food and anything bad for me, person that I am, I can't stop.
I HAVE TO stop.
Today will be the last day of diet soda for me. I am hoping it will help me lose some weight, help with my headaches and maybe feel better. I love tea, so I will switch to that for my caffeine fix.
Has anyone else tried to quit and succeeded?? I need encouragement!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Back on track


I have lost a few pounds. School makes it super hard to make healthy choices, but I am working on it.
Time for the gym is a struggle but I have made it there a few times. Not as much as I wish, but I will still keep going.
I did get a fitbit. got the Charge. It tracks my steps, sleep and more. Very awesome!
I have not been able to get my 10,000 steps every day though and that is sad. Guess I will have to do rounds around my house every night just to get there. Whatever works, right?
My new years resolution, as always, was to lose weight. And to stick with it.  I am going to try to get my steps, my water (72 ounces a day) and the 21 day fix (on my own and vegetarian style of course).. I am going to research and plan and write everything I do down. Here.
So, there will be more posts from me, to keep me on track. I have to do it.
Just have to.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

peek a boo

anyone here?

I am stealing a second in the computer lab to update my blogs.. just in case I still have followers..

that is after wiping away the drool from the five seconds of sleep I got..
hope no one heard me snore..

still going to school. five days a week.
working. graves. five nights a week.
I'm tired.
I haven't had me time.
time to workout.
I have been able to do one crossfit class that our rec center offered every saturday for the last five weeks. only missing one or two..
but no time in between to do more workouts.
which I'm sad about.
my schedule will calm down soon. I hope.
it is super hard to get to the gym when you get four to five hours of sleep every other day.
I'm afraid I'll faceplant on a treadmill.
not worth it.

I will make more time soon though. I hope. To blog.
I miss it.
I miss you guys.
If your still here, that is.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, April 22, 2013


I made it to the gym yesterday after a crazy busy week..

had work. and school -clinicals to be exact. those are exhausting but so worth it!

I ran almost 5 miles. 4.85.. I just didn't have it in me to get that last .15
my back was screaming for me to stop.
I think it was the eight hours on my feet the day before.. I'm not used to it.

it will get better..

but I am signed up for lots of fun coming up.. so far

**maybe June 8 Dirty Dash

June 20-22 Ragnar

July 24th Handcart days half marathon

I'm so excited!! now if I can get my body to cooperate lol

I haven't really dedicated myself to an eating plan as of yet.. but I am going to have to do something. and fast!

any suggestions?
I am a vegetarian so no meat.. low carbs preferably..

I've tried doing paleo vegetarian.. it was doable, but hard. so maybe I can do that again. it did make me feel sooo much better and I did lose a little weight.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

sharing time

just a quicky..

sharing my new baby!
2011 Chevy Equinox.
the newest car I've ever had.
and we got the best deal ever!

I haven't really had time to get to the gym, with school and work and all..
but I am signing up to do a RAGNAR in June!! with my daughter eeee!! I'm soooo frekin excited!!

so I have to get running.. like now!
no excuses.. It's a long relay. no sleep, lots of running, lots of fun!

Monday, February 25, 2013

went to the gym

my girls and I went to the gym last night..

I soooo missed it!!

I have basically lost all my endurance and strength from my long period of lazyness, not working out and I didn't last long..

got a two mile run in.. very slowly..

got half an hour or so of some weight lifting in.. again.. very slowly..and weakly..

but I went

and I'm sore today!

holy shiz

I had a big salad for dinner.. I've been eating alot of salads
 mmmm love em..

I'm going to try to focus on getting back on the "low carb" plan again.
I mentioned to my rheumy last time I was in, some of my symptoms.. and he suggested celiac.. but I need to see my regular dr to be tested for that.. ugh.

makes sense though.

so.. that's my plan. It might take some time to get back into the swing of eating non processed foods again. I've been addicted to crap lately. so bad.

but I'm going to do it.

how is everyone doing  this week?